Employment

It’s a great time to become part of a dynamic, caring agency that addresses one of our community’s major public health epidemics: child sexual and physical abuse and exploitation. Kristi House is 24 years old and still growing to meet the needs of children in Miami-Dade County. At the Kristi House Child Advocacy Center, you’d be part of a team that is helping to heal and protect our community’s most vulnerable victims. 

3 positions are currently open. Please check back periodically.

Send resume and cover note to jobs@kristihouse.org

 


1. Receptionist – South Office

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The South Office Receptionist/Support Staff position is a full-time, non-exempt position that is responsible for greeting and interacting with child-victims and their families at the office and on the phone; engaging children in play while they await appointments; assisting with client forms and paperwork; supporting case coordinators and therapists by coordinating their schedules; and providing data support on client assessments and tracking. The position is also responsible for the overall functioning of the small satellite office, and serving as liaison with the central office.

Responsibilities:

  • Welcome all child-victims and family members of victims to the office, and inform staff that appointments have arrived.
  • Supervise child-victims and their siblings in reception area, engaging in play when waiting for appointments.
  • Assist parents of child-victims with necessary information whenever possible.
  • Answer telephone calls from victim-families, partner agencies, and the general public and forward them appropriately.
  • Collect and input child-victim assessment data, client records and satisfaction surveys in KH Database.
  • Collect daily/weekly schedules for child-victims’ and their caregivers’ appointments from Therapist and Case Coordinators, and Psychiatrist (when needed) confirming, resetting and cancelling as needed.
  • Manage office functional needs, including supplies, maintenance issues and office environment; and system of tracking staff schedules.
  • Type reports for courts and families as requested.
  • Generate monthly reports for funding reporting purposes.
  • Coordinate psychiatric appointments with clients and Central Support Staff and prepare psychiatric evaluation charts for the caseworker, clinician and the psychiatrist.
  • Perform special projects work for administration as required.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma. Bilingual preferred. English/Spanish.
  • Experience with culturally diverse children and families preferred.

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2. Project GOLD Career Coach 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This is a full-time masters level Career Coach position to provide job training, mentoring and assistance with placement services for girls, 15 to 18 years old, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation. The Career Coach’s role is to establish a supportive relationship with each teen client in order to pursue educational goals, employment opportunities, job readiness training and career planning.

Responsibilities:

The Career Coach partners with the Youth Advocates and Corporate Partnership Specialist to oversee the provision of life skills courses, educational support and vocational training. This includes linking girls with appropriate services to meet their physical, academic, legal, medical, psychological and safety needs. The position helps clients attain emotional regulation and interpersonal skills to be successful in education and employment. The Career Coach reports to the Associate Director and works closely with the Faculty Team.

  • Review clinical assessments of all assigned cases to ensure knowledge of each Client-Member’s living situation, family and identified service needs.
  • Complete the various Vocational/Career Assessments with each Client-Member, as well as the aptitude assessment.
  • Use the Vocational/Career Assessments to work with each Client-Member to develop her career portfolio.
  • Meet with clients individually to review the career portfolio and explore the her interest and employability skills.
  • Assist clients in exploring employment opportunities that closely matches their interest and skills.
  • Conduct group meetings to educate clients on how to best utilize employment resources and teach clients employability skills.
  • Assist clients in integrating a Career Action Plan, setting goals, strategies, and timelines.
  • Conduct mock job interviews and provide feedback.
  • Work with the Corporate Partnership Specialist to identify appropriate employment opportunities, and ensure partners have the necessary training to work with the population.
  • Monitor Members’ engagement and progress in their internships, apprenticeships and employment opportunities.
  • Coordinate supervision at job sites.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work, educational/vocation coursework or specialty preferred. Degree or work experience in related field may be acceptable.
  • One (1) year experience working with child victims of trauma or high-risk adolescents or related population preferred.
  • Multilingual (English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole preferred).

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Kristi House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If an accommodation is needed in order to participate in the application process, please contact our Director of Operations, Dawn Thompson, at 305-547-6834 or dthompson@kristihouse.org.

To advise us of your interest in possible employment opportunities at Kristi House, please send a cover letter and resume to: Director of Operations, Kristi House, 1265 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, or email it to jobs@kristihouse.org

In the employment, training, promoting, or provision of service to clients, Kristi House will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, country of national origin, language proficiency, or ability to pay. In addition, clients that are diagnosed with co-occurring disorders will not be excluded from service because of the diagnosis. Kristi House will provide reasonable accommodation to all employees and clients as specified by the mandates of the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Department of Children and Families CFOP 60-10, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. All services including communication assistance and auxiliary aids, are provided free of charge to the client.